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GLAM EYE: Handcrafted touches for a unique interior.

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The incorporation of a few handcrafted touches into a home’s interior design can transform a living space from cold and impersonal to warm and unique, giving the house a greater sense of personality and making it feel more welcoming and homely to both guests and residents.

Where can I purchase handcrafted design?

The introduction of the Internet into our lives has made it so much easier to source handcrafted and unique design objects than was previously possible. Sites such as Etsy allow talented designers, artists, and craftspeople to display and sell their designs from and to anywhere in the world, and the great thing is that sellers deal directly with buyers and avoid the expense of intermediaries and agents.

The eco trend

Handcrafted art is really trending right now with its natural look and innovative ways of reusing and upcycling unwanted materials. Handcrafted art uses natural materials that feel comfortable and organic, and the ‘eco look’ is one of the biggest trends in interior decorating right now. Blend natural materials with stylish design using everything from tree branches and bark to dried flowers, driftwood, seashells, and pinecones for unique dining table decorations or a contemporary alternative to a traditional flower arrangement.

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Original art

Paintings, prints, and photographs are familiar sights in house stagings, etc., but original art pieces have a uniqueness that mass-produced, commercial pieces fail to capture. Whether one buys an artist’s original or a limited edition custom print, choosing a piece with consideration and thought enables a personal connection between homeowner and artist, and hopefully a work of art that one will enjoy viewing for years to come. Limited edition prints on stretch canvas echo pop art and modern pop culture and are a quirky fusion of the photography and fine art mediums.

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Wall decor

Embroidered wall hangings or fabric hoops have an amazing 3D effect and have been an integral part of interior home design since ancient times; there is something very warm and homey about the feel of fabric and embroidered textiles on a wall. Fawn and squirrel fabric wall decor hoops are inspired by everything from American film classics to delightful baby animals.

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Useful accessories

Handcrafted touches can be as functional as they are decorative! Make a kitchen appear warm and rustic with  made from pebbles collected by the seashore or the river, or office supply holders made from things found on a woodland walk. If one’s especially crafty, one could make his or her own, but it’s also possible to source original pieces online that are both quality and one-of-a-kind.

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Even traditional interior elements can benefit from a handcrafted touch; for example, one could make his or her vintage coffee table out of an old door panel, or one’s own DIY window shutters with plantation shutter parts. The raw wood look instantly adds something special to any home. Some inspired interior designers have even found new and original ways to upcycle old window shutters, such as a unique notice board, magazine rack, plant hanger, or shoe rack.

Images via Etsy.com

FASHION VIDEO: LANVIN ICONIC JEWELS.

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BARBARA, EAGLE, LOVE… there are as many evocative names as there is Lanvin jewellery, much to the delight of its faithful customers. Whether it’s daytime finery or nighttime totems, they are Lanvin’s iconic jewellery items.
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Fashion Inspiration: Icelandic Raw Nature in Staskauskas’ Jewelry Collection.

Staskauskas-Jewellery_Peak1.2_02-600x600The raw nature of Iceland is a captivating theme for  Staskauskas’ Jewelry Collection encapsulating the purity of landcapes, lax mountains as well as conglomerate mixtures. The collection is composed of 70 unique , handmade pieces that unveil idiosyncratic styles, irregular forms and craved blocks. For the maintenance of the innovatory concept is complemented by both natural and syntetic materials such as volcanic ash, crushed lava, artificial resin, carbon, iron bones, gold and plastic.

The artist that stays behind the innovative idea of jewellery, Benas Staskauskas,  present his vision by saying:

“I call it performative sculpture and this includes basically any form and scale body related object. In other words – it’s a trigger point for characters behavior.”

Images via Trendland.com

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Fashion Inspiration: SACHIN & BABI FALL/WINTER 2014 by An Le.

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CREDITS:

Art Director: Salman khokar
Photographer: An Le
Stylist: Stella Greenspan
Set designer: Stewart Gerard
Hair: Gianluca Mandelli
Make-up: Emi
Manicurist: Gerry Holford
Talent: Emily Van Raay, Lisa, Puck & Bojana
*short film directed by  Shruti Rya Ganguly

Links: http://www.sachinandbabi.com/pages/shopable-editorial

Many thanks to AN LE for images courtesy.

Visit also: http://www.anlestudio.com/

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Fashion Inspiration: Nike x Pedro Lourenço Collection featuring Karlie Kloss.

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Nike x Pedro Lourenço Collection featuring Karlie Kloss

Visit: http://www.pedrolourenco.com/

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